I am Global Head of BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship team of 31 specialists based in five key regions internationally. I am responsible for the team’s engagement and proxy voting activities in relation to the companies in which BlackRock invests on behalf of clients. This includes engaging companies on how well they manage the significant environmental and social impacts of their businesses. In addition, I am an active participant in the public corporate governance debate and regularly speak and write on the importance of good stewardship for company performance. I am a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating, Human Capital and Government Relations Steering Committees. I am involved in a number of public and private initiatives in the field of corporate governance and stewardship.